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NV Jaume Serra Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Extra Dry Cava Cristalino" (5/14)

Jaume Serra NV Extra Dry Cava Cristalino

Winery: Jaume Serra

Vintage: NV

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Extra Dry Cava Cristalino" (5/14)

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada, & 15% Xarel-lo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Spain

State or country: Spain

Price: $10

Cases produced: 150,000

KWG Score: 86 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Good (86)

Review date: May 25, 2014

Wine Review: Jaume Serra Cristalino (once just Cristalino) NV Extra Dry is a beautiful golden color from the rim to the body of the wine, which is expected when the sparkler is done in the extra dry style. With plenty of brioche and roasted nut notes throughout the palate, this is a very enjoyable although lacking in continuity. A bit disjointed with a surprisingly short finish, but considering it sells for less than $10, you can't find better. Well done. Pair with a circle of friends around a fire. – Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: This fine Spanish sparkling wine is made using the Traditional Method, in which the secondary fermentation producing a sparkling wine’s bubbles occurs in the bottle. Slightly off-dry, it offers fresh pear and apple aromas and rich citrus, peach and green apple flavors. A subtle yeasty tone and a refreshing, elegant finish make it a fine match for fried foods, spicy Asian dishes and, surprisingly, barbecued ribs.

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